It's not going to take a lot of labor to come up with a shopping list this week. Just sit back and let Shop Cheap tell you what's on sale and how to get the best bargains. The rest - cooking and eating - is up to you.
Safeway has the BOGOs covered with Ball Park franks, buns, berries and chips. There's fruit pies for $3.99; sodas at buy 2, get 2 free and Tony Roma ribs for $5. Corn on the cob is 6/$1; nectarines are 99-cents a pound and celery is $1 a bunch. Seedless watermelon is $5.99.
If you're clippin' or downloadin', there are plenty of coupons. Dennison's chili is 99-cents; Safeway Select party-size meals (lasagne) are $7.99; Lucerne butter is $2.49; Best foods mayo is $2.49; Kettle chips are $1.88 and Safeway salsa is $1.99.
Other stuff we like: The $5 Friday specials - 8 piece chicken; deli turkey and hot pepper cheese; Tropicana OJ; strawberry or chocolate Boston cream cakes; bath tissue or paper towels and a 20-pack of Coke. The 4-day (Friday-Monday) sale items include Post Cereals for $1.88; large roasted chicken for $7.99 and BOGO Kraft cheeses.
And lastly, spend $75 or more and get a $10 coupon off your next grocery purchase.
Save Mart changed its look this week. Lot's of small icons and one giant hamburger. Each page has a theme and it's really easy to read. Let's see how long it's going to last. Here's what we like: Foster Farms whole fryers for 99-cents a pound; BOGO Ball Park franks and fresh ground turkey for $3.99.
Produce is always a plus at Save Mart. Whole seedless watermelon is $2.97; corn on the cob 6/96-cents; avocados are $1 each; radishes, cilantro and green onions are 50-cents each; bagged salads are BOGO and grape tomatoes are BOGO, too.
Lays chips are BOGO; Pepsi 12-packs are 4/$11; Martinelli's sparkling lemonade is $1.88 and 7-UP 12-packs are 3/$9. A case of Crystal Geyser water is $2.99 or 88-cents for a gallon.
General Mills cereal is $1.77 a box (Friday-Monday); Kellogg's fruit snacks are 99-cents; and the FREE coupons this week include rubbing alcohol and garden salad - go figure!.
Weekend savings at Raley's include corn on the cob for 19-cents each; seedless watermelon for $3.49 and 2lbs of strawberries for $3.99. Tomatoes on the vine are $1.49lb; grapes are $1.99lb and heirloom tomatoes are $2.99lb.
Tri tip roast and marinated pork loin are both $4.99lb; gourmet beef burgers are 2/$5 and premium patties are $2.99lb. If you need condiments, Vlasic pickles are 2/$5; Raley's yellow mustard is 99-cents and Ball Park buns are 2/$5. Tostitos chips are $1.89; Lays are BOGO.
Ball Park franks are 2/$4; apple pie in the bakery is $4.99 and Haagen Dazs is 2/$6. Kellogg's cereal is $1.99 a box when you buy 4 or more. Minute Maid punch or lemonade is $1 for a 59oz container. Nabisco snack crackers are $2 a box and a large can of Bush's Baked beans is $1.50.
Coupons worth clipping include Best Foods mayo for $2.99; Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce for $1.50 and Tillamook sliced cheese for $3.49.
If you're making guac for the long weekend, head over to a Sprouts store where avocado is 3/$1. On the vine tomatoes are 77-cents a pound and cilantro, radishes or green onions are 3/$1. Cantaloupes are 88-cents each; seedless watermelon is 3lbs/$1. Gala apples and Bartlett pears are both 99-cents a pound. Sprouts' Friday-Sunday sale includes a case of spring water for $2.50; corn on the cob 6/$1 and raw shrimp for $3.99lb.
That's it for this week. Enjoy the last long weekend of summer!